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Philadelphia Archdiocese Announces Removal Of Five More Priests

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia says it has resolved all but one of the cases involving allegations of child sex abuse by priests with the announcement Sunday that five more priests have been removed from ministry.

12/15/2013

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz (Credit: : archlou.org)

New Catholic Bishop Leader Says Clergy Abuse Scandal Not Going Away

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz says he is supportive of Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput’s direct and firm measures to deal with the crisis, but he concedes it’s an ongoing concern across the country for all bishops

12/01/2013

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Athletic Director At Roman Catholic High School On Administrative Leave

The athletic director at Roman Catholic High School in Center City is on administrative leave.

11/25/2013

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Local Catholics Can Interact With The Archdiocese On Issues Church Typically Frowns Upon

Philadelphia Catholic Archbishop Charles Chaput wants to hear from clergy and lay people alike, as he prepares a meeting of Bishops at the Vatican next year.

11/17/2013

(Father Robert Brennan with his late accuser, Sean McIlmail, in family photo. Photo provided.)

Family of Priest Accuser Sues Philadelphia Archdiocese Over Young Man’s Death

Attorneys for the family of 26-year-old Sean McIlmail insist it’s not about the money, but the search for truth and justice for all victims of clergy sex abuse in the archdiocese.

11/13/2013

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Philadelphia Archdiocese To Freeze Employee Pension Plan

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is freezing the pension plan for its lay employees, citing a need to cut costs.

11/05/2013

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Archdiocese Task Force Thinks St. Charles Borromeo Seminary Should Expand

Bishop Timothy Senior, an auxiliary bishop and the seminary rector, says a task force approved by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia was asked to explore whether the college division should continue operations.

10/24/2013

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Levittown, Pa. Company To Operate Philadelphia Archdiocese Cemeteries

The company is giving the archdiocese $89 million over a 35-year period, $53 million of it up front.

09/27/2013

(The Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul, in Philadelphia.)

Philadelphia Archdiocese Lets Its Fundraising Go Independent

The Catholic Church in Philadelphia has a new fundraising vehicle with the formation of the Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia.

09/24/2013

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Philadelphians Join The World In A Universal Prayer For Peace In Syria

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia held a series of prayer vigils at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on Saturday.

09/07/2013

(Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, in Philadelphia.  Photo from Archdiocese of Phila.)

Phila. Archdiocese Hoping Cemeteries, Nursing Homes Will Help Its Sagging Finances

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is taking more steps to remedy its financial straits, putting its six nursing homes up for sale and pursuing management outsourcing for its 11 cemeteries.

08/21/2013

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Philadelphia Archdiocese Considers Selling Nursing Homes

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia is considering selling its six nursing home properties and outsourcing maintenance of its 11 cemeteries in the midst of a budget shortfall.

08/20/2013

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New Book Traces Sad Recent History of Priest Sex Scandals

It’s a story we know all too well in Philadelphia, but Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Michael D’Antonio has put the whole Catholic priest sex scandal in one volume.

08/10/2013

(Elizabeth Riordan, left.  Elizabeth Feeney, right.  Photos by Mark Abrams)

Philadelphia Area Youngsters Return From Seeing Pope Francis in Rio

They were tired after the flight from Rio to New York followed by a minibus ride back to St. David’s Church on Easton Road in Willow Grove, Pa.

08/01/2013

IMS chairman Brian McElwee, left, and Archbishop Chalres Chaput sign documents transferring control of 14 archdiocesan elementary schools.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Archdiocese Turns 14 Schools Over To Independent Operating Group

In a sweltering auditorium at St. Gabriel School in the Grays Ferry section of the city, Archbishop Charles Chaput signed an agreement turning 14 parish schools over to independent control.

07/15/2013

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